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in ten days. today's mass at the vatican was packed. more than 50,000 people gathered at st. peter's square today. that is double the number of people who attended just last week. pope benedict's final audience scheduled for a week from wednesday. 35,000 people have already requested tickets to that. he plans to go in retirement in vatican city. >>> here in the bay area, there are varying opinions on who should be the next pope. today in downtown san jose, some suggested the next pope should be a woman or minority. well, a woman is off the table. but any baptized catholic male can be the pope. everyone we spoke to today agreed the next pope should be someone more progressive than benedict. >> i think that it's good that he decided to resign if he feels he's aging enough that he can't be in control of the church and decisions. perhaps it's time to put someone in significantly younger and has more of a heart beat on what would matter moving forward. >> the next leader is expected to be in place in a couple of weeks. >>> hundreds of people gathered today to mark a time in u.s. history
,000 security cameras have been installed throughout rome, many focused on the vatican. civil defense volunteers, police officers and paramedics will be stationed in st. peter's square and streets leading to the vatican. pope benedict plans to retire on thursday and most of the church cardinals will gather to choose the next pope. this is the first time in 600 years that a pope has resigned from the position. >>> with less than a week left, lawmakers on capitol hill are expressing pessimism toward the sequester. governors are calling on elected leader to avoid across the board cuts that could hurt the economy. if congress can't find middle grounds, the first things to slash are military and defense budgets. it is not looking good. >>> a day away from the night of the oscars. >> technicians and crews spent the day preparing for the awards show. the red carpet in place in front of the dolby theater, full sized statuettes are standing guard. they will be hosted by seth macfarlane and daniel day-lewis won for best actor. i'm doing a little bit of a prediction i suppose. but i don't think i'm going o
what our hidden camera investigation reveals. >>> an emotional farewell. to vatican city for the pope's final words before he steps down. ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >>> was she out of line or was she fired unfairly? a group of parents are coming to the defense of a popular gymnastics teacher suddenly fired. >> joe rosato jr. shows us what parents are doing to try and get her job back. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: one of the few people who is flattered when someone says she is acting like a kid. so it's fitting that for the last five years she's taught jim nass particulars to preschoolers. >> we just encourage preschool kids to love movement. >> reporter: just two weeks ago she was thrown to the mat. she was suddenly fired from the city run program. >> basically there was a letter of complaint that came in at the end of january from an unhappy pare parent, so i have to assume that was the reason i was fire
the vatican that pope benedict xvi will re-sign at the end of the month? the pope says he no longer has the strength to carry out 0 the job. joe rosato jr. spoke to san francisco's controversial archbishop who knows the pope well. >> reporter: shortly before pope benedict was archbishop of san francisco salvator met with the pope. >> he was mentally alert and engaged in conversation, but he seemed to be fiphysically hurti. >> reporter: still, he never expected to hear the history making news pope benedict was stepping down. >> i was just as shocked as anyone else. i hadn't heard raw morse rumors speculation. >> reporter: he watched popes live longer and the stresses of the job grow harder. >> there are greater demands placed on the pope now and going forward living for a longer time. it's a different dynamic now. >> reporter: he says pope benedict's tenure was especially stressful with the church embroiled in the sex abuse crisis, and though the church's critics will likely disagree, he believes pope benedict will be remembered for his courage to address it. >> he was one of the leading
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